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(Top 10) Motherhood: Turning Flawed Women into Heros



As hard as this is to believe, I am not perfect.

I know, right? LOL

I was posting some handy organizational ideas in my multiples group the other day, and I jokingly mentioned that you could tell I am a “type A” personality. The owner of the group wrote back “well we can definitely use some of those here”. That’s when I realized that some of my qualities that weren’t so cool when I was childless now seem make me a better mother!

Funny as that is, read on.

1. Having a “type A personality”. Without kids I was a “control freak”. With kids I am the mom who “has everything under control”.

2. I am a very thrifty person, always looking for sales and clipping coupons. Before kids I was “cheap” and now with kids I am a “frugal mom” who is saving money for her family.

3. I am a very energetic person who likes to be busy. Before kids I was the person who “didn’t know how to relax”. Now, I am the “supermom” who gets it all done and keeps up with the kids.

4. I believe in dressing for comfort vs style (read yoga pants and running shoes). Before I was “frumpy” one who didn’t care about her wardrobe. Now I am a “trendy” mom.

5. I don’t usually spend a lot of time on my hair and make-up. Before I was “lazy” and I didn’t care about my appearance. Now I am the “busy mom” who’s so devoted to caring for her kids she sacrifices herself.

6. I am a very social person and I don’t like to be alone for long periods of time. Before that made me “needy”. Now, as a mom, it makes me “nurturing” to spend so.much time with my family.

7. I haven’t actually done this yet, but driving a minivan. If you are childless you look like a bit of a loser but if you have kids your the cool “soccer mom”.

8. I sometimes hide candy in the house. Before that made me a “junkfood hoarder”. Now I am a mom who puts “nutrition first” and makes sure the kids eat a proper diet.

9. I tend to act authoritatively in situations. Before, that made me “condescending”. Now, it makes me a good “teacher”.

10. I tend to eat on the run. Before that made me “unhealthy”. Now I am a “busy mom” on the go.

11. Rewearing clothes without washing them. Before that meant I was “unkempt”. Now I am a “confident” mom who’s not ashamed to get groceries with spit up on her shirt.

12. Let’s hear yours. Anyone else realizing they were training for being a mom before they knew they wanted to be one?


About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


11 thoughts on “(Top 10) Motherhood: Turning Flawed Women into Heros

  1. Haven’t even read your post yet, but the title might be the best title of all time! Ok, now I will go read it…

    Posted by momasteblog | July 8, 2013, 4:32 pm
  2. Yup. I love it! Especially 4 and 5! Nice post. I have to say, however, as one of those type A, ocd types, that those tendencies sometimes make parenthood more difficult for me. For me, I’ve had to chill quite a bit and let go of some of the compulsive organization that came with my Type A-ness… But I love how you have made all your quirks into strengths. And, again, I love the title!!!

    Posted by momasteblog | July 8, 2013, 4:35 pm
  3. Haha. Loved this. I think you got it all perfect. Definitely sharing this with my friends in the morning. šŸ™‚

    Posted by Heather C | July 9, 2013, 12:04 am
  4. Oh I love this post, and can totally identify with points 4, 5 and 11! Oh and the first image and title are too funny.

    Posted by Zee | July 9, 2013, 1:02 pm


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